Working from home blurs a lot of lines between your productivity and relaxation. To help keep yourself on track, create a time clock for yourself so you can punch out at the end of the day.
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As business site Entrepreneur explains, office workers get a clear sense of when work ends because they have to clock out at the end of the day. Many even have to keep track of exactly how many hours they work. When you work from home, that kind of tracking can fly out the window, which is a fast way to erode the barrier between your work and home life. To get it back, monitor and schedule your hours:
To stay on track, make a schedule for your workday. Once you’ve created your plan of action, stick with it. It’s easy to get distracted when you work from home. Setting deadlines and working toward goals will help you stay productive through disruptions.
To accomplish this, you can use apps to track your time, or just simply pick a time to clock out at the end of the day. More importantly, stick to it. If your work day ends at 5:00PM, then don’t keep working at 5:30PM. If you wouldn’t still be in the office, then don’t keep working on your laptop from the couch.
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